PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board was awarded a total of $810,000 to 48 Rhode Island businesses to help provide training for their workers.
The grants, announced Thursday afternoon, will result in the training of nearly 2,700 employees across the state.
Of the 48 grant recipients, a third of the companies agreed to subsidize work experience for young adults and, consequently, qualified themselves for bonus funding.
The Workforce Board grants ranged in size from $5,000 to $40,000, and 17 Providence businesses were awarded funds.
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island receiving the largest grant, of $40,000, to train 260 employees. Other recipients included: Family Service of Rhode Island, GTECH Corp., Bank Newport, Senesco Marine and AAA Southern New England.